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About The Event

The Royal Oak Balmain - 36 College St
Balmain, NSW 2041 Australia
Tuesday, July 9, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Ailsa Piper in conversation with Charlotte Wood

As strong and as light as a bird, For Life is a loving, courageous account of the black mess of grief and the slow return to a flourishing life. Perhaps it’s only by staring death in the face that one can wholeheartedly celebrate the profound, joyful luck of being alive, and this book does both. Unflinching and tender, it shows us how to grieve. And it enacts the deep, human need to properly lay the dead to rest. You will cry reading this book, but you will also look up and see the world afresh, newly aware of the pulsing beat of your heart, grateful for the sun in your eyes.’ Charlotte Wood, author of Stone Yard Devotional

On Tuesday 9th July at The Royal Oak, Balmain, join Ailsa Piper in conversation with Charlotte Wood.

Copies of For Life will be available for purchase at the venue through Roaring Stories, with Piper signing copies after the discussion.

About the Venue

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Seating is unallocated – another reason to arrive early to secure an optimal spot. Why not make a full evening of it, too, by ordering a meal at the Royal Oak before or after the event? One of Balmain’s oldest and most loved pubs, it serves a delicious range of food and beverages.